Is the e-mail about not going to malls on Holloween a hoax?

Brian Mansure

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My Outlook inbox has been getting bombarded by people sending me an e-mail that basically warns people to stay away from shopping malls on Halloween day because of possible terroristic action?!?
I automatically dismissed all of these messages to my trash bin thinking it was another hoax but evidently word around our office is it's still being looked into.
I've checked http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/ and couldn't find anything.
Has anybody else received this e-mail or heard about it?
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Brian Mansure

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Thanks for the swift reply Charles.
I knew it was out there somewhere and wanted to point everyone that has been sending me these things the link so they can read about it being a hoax first hand.
For some reason though I'm having a problem going to that site.

I'll try later.
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Shayne Lebrun

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That having been said, prudence is probably a good idea these days, considering what's going on in the world.
 

Mitty

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As a general rule, any "news" you hear of exclusively through e-mail is most likely bullshit.
Seriously, if this were so important to communicate to the masses, it would be a lead story on the news.
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Peter Kline

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Terrorists don't tell in advance what they are going to do. It's a hoax.
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Ron Eastman

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I can't think of a chain e-mail that purportedly reported news that wasn't a hoax.
Go to the malls, travel, buy stuff, hug your children, call your parents. It's the only way we can assure that the terrorists don't win. Stopping everyday life is their goal.

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